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plans to send hundreds to a convention in san francisco. good evening. hello. i am frank somerville. >> and i am gasia mikaelian. >> the postal service is bleeding money and cutting service. yet they are spending $2 million to send its top executives to a conference in san francisco. only on 2 tonight, ktvu's eric rasmussen is live in the city with more. >> reporter: this afternoon the postal service sent me this sheet saying how they could make money off of this conference next month. it calls for work shops and other meetings and a dance party, a dinner event and a golf tournament. >> the conference in march tees off with golf. the four day conference draws 4,000 people and 400 of them will be staffers of the u.s.
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postal service. including the postmaster general. documents show the travel, $220,000, and others will cost $2.2 million. the hotels, $300 a night before the government discount. documents show beyond the meetings and golf there will be music, entertainment and a banquet featuring the foods of fisherman's wharf and china town. one group says they shouldn't do this. >> they need to be concerned and maybe be concerned about rationing back some of their activities. >> the post office said the conference in san francisco will make money by creating future business and new sales
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lead. the postal service said they would have to pay for golfing and will shoulder other costs. >> reporter: organizers said it is designed to educate businesses about the services and products that are offered by the u.s. postal service. they earn $73,000 for every dollar they spent to send employees to a similar conference last year. eric rasmussen, ktvu channel 2 news. san francisco's bomb squad shut down the financial district after a report of a suspicious package. it came in from the wells fargo headquarters leading to the closure between california and sacramento street at 8:00 a.m. this morning. they determined there was no threat and gave the all clear this afternoon. in the south bay, we have learned that search and rescue
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crews have just retrieved the body of a hiker who died after falling off a cliff. ktvu's robert handa is live in san jose's alum rock park where the investigation continues at this hour. robert? >> we are at one of the main entrances to the park and as you can tell, you can tell what kind of terrain they have been dealing with to find and recover the body. >> reporter: search and revue inside of san jose's alum rock park, a mission to retrieve a dead hiker reported missing on saturday and found by rangers sunday afternoon. there were a few visitors today who were surprised to hear about the death. >> like a family park but i wouldn't suggest going into an area you are not supposed to. >> he fell anywhere between 130
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to 170 feet. >> reporter: what was he trying to do? >> we don't know. we don't know how he ended up where he is today. >> reporter: they are still investigating the fall as well but point out the terrain is off limits. >> the area where the events are right now used to have trails, but they have been closed for a long time. there are lots of signs saying, you know, saying stay out. >> reporter: that is why they are having trouble getting the body out. >> it is treacherous. and they are carrying a person, magnifies the dangers we face. >> reporter: again, as you see the view, you can tell how difficult it was for workers to get the body out. it is now being examined. at 6:00 p.m., more on the retrieval and the victim and reaction. robert handa, ktvu channel 2 news. some gun control experts
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are criticizing dianne feinstein's weapons ban. she wants to ban buying and selling of 150 fire arms. more than 2,000 others models would be exemp. some are questioning that saying some of the fire arms can cause just as much damage as the banned ones. dianne feinstein said it was designed to make it clear the bill wouldn't effect hunting and sporting weapons. aurora colorado last july, the house passed new ammunition limits and expanded background checks. colorado republicans oppose the measure saying they restrict rights and won't prevent mass shootings. san francisco a&b singer put on a concert to draw attention to gun violence following the school shooting in connecticut.
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[ music playing ] >> she held the concert in berkeley. the crowd included parents and children. she wanted to send a message to them and to kids all over the bay area. >> my purpose in doing this is so that our local kids know that the adult whose live in this community are there for them. you know, i was really moved -- moved is not an adequate word by the events at sandy hook elementary school. >> she hopes to hold more concerts to draw attention to gun violence. tree came crashing down on a house this morning before 1:30 p.m. in danville. the massive oak tree, 45 inches in diameter caused damage to the home and three vehicles. it is believed the tree had a disease that weakened its roots. it will take them a day and a
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half to remove the tree. one of two people injured in a boat accident this weekend died from his injuries. ktvu's allie rasmus is here with more. >> reporter: one of the central questions to the investigation is figuring out who may have been at fault for this fatal collision. it happened saturday afternoon in front of a body of water known as raccoon straight. >> reporter: on saturday afternoon many people on it peninsula saw the after math of the collision before a golden gate ferry and a motor boat. >> it was crunched in the front. the windshield was broken and so the -- looked like the ferry boat came over the boat. >> the boat driver aand passenger were rushed to the doc -- and passenger were rushed to the dock.
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>> he was bleeding. >> reporter: the passenger of oregon died from his injuries about an hour after the collision. we spoke to his co-workers who explained he was a aphraser in the bay area to -- appraiser in the bay area. investigators interviewed the boat driver who is still in the hospital. they can't reveal what the driver said. >> if the results show that someone is at fault than they could be held accountable. >> looking for any information at all, witnesses, pictures, video, that anybody had, if they could come forward to the coast guard. >> the golden gate ferry is back in service. the five crew members working on board at the time are also back at work but the captson on
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administrative -- captain is on administrative leave. allie rasmus, ktvu channel 2 news. we have new information on the teen who was found dead in south lake tahoe last month. alyssa byrne died of probable hypothermia and there was evidence of methamphetamine and drugs in her system. the teen disappeared new year's eve after sundaying a music festful. december festville -- festival. foils received -- officials received reports of illegal gambling going on at three locations and they sent letters to the businesses telling them to shut down operations. one of the three closed. the city counsel will consider a moratorium tomorrow night to give them time to look at recommendations. jerry buss died today.
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he passed away before 6:00 a.m. this morning in los angeles. the 80-year-old had been battling cancer but the immediate cause of death was kidney failure. he bought the lakers in 1979 and they won 10 nba championships, five titles in 9 years. >> branded the lakers as we all know. >> jerry buss' son and daughter will run the deem. jerry buss has a star on the hollywood walk of fame. those who knew jerry buss are reacting on twitter. magic johnson wrote, i was 19 when i first met jerry buss,.
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funeral and memorial services are pending. california woman described as mother theresa died. the sanctuary provides a home for animals that can't return to the wild. she told us in 2009 it is a labor of love. >> i have the perfect life. i -- i wouldn't trade my life with a millionaire. >> she began her career as a hollywood animal trainer and worked on shows like lassie and flipper. she died of throat cancer last friday. the coast guard said it was a fuel line leak that triggered a fire on the carnival triumph. investigators say the leaking fuel hit a hot service and
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touched off the fire. they are trying to determine what made the line leak and how they did in responding to the fire. the full inquiry could take six months. new report on syria said there are human rights abuses that is becoming more radicalalize. this is video from yesterday. the report says government troops committed murder, torture, rape and abductions. and they are also both accused of using children as soldiers. a u.n. panel is compiling a list of syrians expected of the crimes. the price of gas on the rise and how some gas stations are going the extra mile. >> and rain back in the bay area forecast, i will let you know when it gets here, how
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gas prices are going through the roof. they have gone up every day for the past month because of rising oil prices prices and refinery closings. ktvu's paul chambers shows us how it could pay to shop around. paul? >> reporter: this safeway isn't the cheapest but look at the line, it has been wrapped around since 1:00 p.m., very consistent. look across the street at that chevron, 26 cents more but there is no line and no waiting. >> reporter: if you are trying to save money, you need to drive around. in contra costa county we found prices from $3.83 to $4.15 a gallon. a big chunk out of your budget. >> i am a college student. i can't afford it. 60 bucks to fill it up.
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usually i put 20 in here and there. >> reporter: workers know the gas business is competitive so to keep customers they will pump your gas and check your tires free of charge. that plus a cheaper rate is a winner combination. >> no line, i am in it. >> price and the convenience and the customer service here. very nice and helpful. >> reporter: gas is helpful. costo $3.83. back at the spirit gas station where it is more expensive, one customer believes he ends up saving more. >> you are going to wait in a huge line, you will burn up gas anyway. >> reporter: gas lists the touchless car wash as the cheapest at $3.79.
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however those prices can change so check the site before you head out. live, paul chambers, ktvu channel 2 news. in the bay area san francisco has the most expensive, the average price is $4.13. san francisco, san jose and oakland climbed 10 cents. if you want to find the least expensive gas, here is what you do, go to, click on the business tab and choose consumer from the menu. bmw is recalling 570,000 cars because the engine can stall. the problem is caused by a failed battery cable connector. cars effected include: 3-serie s sedans, wagons, convertibles and coupes from the 2007 through 2011 model years. also included are 1-series coupes and convertibles from 2008 through 2012, and the z4 sports car from 2009 through 2011. bmw says they will replace the
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cable connector and secure it for free. a man is dead after crashing his suv while trying to get away from san jose police. ktvu's alex savage tells us it began after a police officer says the driver tried to run him over. >> reporter: a high-speed chase in san jose ended with this violent crash around 11:00 p.m. last night. the 20-year-old driver was killed when it went off the road near 101. >> reporter: a tow truck pulled the suv out of the ravine. san jose police said he tried to run down an officer. two teenager passers were in the suv but both girls walked away from the cash. you can see the tracks where the suv rolled down the hill and where it came to rest was feet away from several houses.
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he was studying when he heard the accident. he knew it was dangerous when officers moved in right away. >> i heard him say put your hands up. i immediately locked the doors and ran inside. woke everyone up to make sure. i don't know if they will be coming through. >> reporter: police say this started when the driver of the suv tried to hit an officer who was making an unrelated traffic stop. the suv its lights off as it came towards the officer. he shined his flash light. >> i noticed the driver of the vehicle was making contact with him and he drove towards him. he avoided being hit. >> reporter: the close call led to the pursuit that reached speeds up to 100 miles per hour. it ended when the suv veered off the road. investigators will run toxicology tests on the driver hoping to understand why he aimed his suv at a police
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officer. in san jose, alex savage, ktvu channel 2 news. police at university of california, santa cruz sent out an alert after a woman reported she was beaten and raped yesterday afternoon on campus. officers say it took place on the upper quarry amphitheater and the classroom unit buildings buildings. the 21-year-old woman said she was visiting when a man attacked her. that was at 12:30 p.m. yesterday afternoon. >> i think what was unusual about this one was that the victim did not know the assailant and it happened in the middle of the day. that is shocking for the campus. police released a sketch based on the victim's description of the man who raped her. he is a white man in 20s to 30s. 5'10", 200 pounds, black hair and a mustache and goatee. a battle may be brewing
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over the u.s. of california's fire prevention fee. the state imposes that fee on rural property owners. governor jerry brown's administration admits to using some money to pay for fire investigations. that is a move that is unconstitutional. some groups want them to do away with the fee all together. outside around the bay area cold and gray today. hard to believe a few days ago it was in the 70s. >> we have been living pretty big. sunny. temperatures in the 70s. it is changing around. it will go back to what you expect for february. cold, rain. snow in the mountains as well. get ready for it. you will need the umbrellas tomorrow. here is a system i am tracking. racing down from the cooler regions. when they come from up here, that means cold weather system.
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a few areas showing perhaps drizzle as the area starts to move in. the system doesn't really impact us till the morning hours tomorrow. you can see up here in the area we have activity. mount tam as well. this area, that could be drizzle, light sprinkle activity. if i get anything touching the ground i will let you know. temperatures cooler than a couple days ago when they were 60 degrees, 64 degrees, now we are doing 50 degrees, 50 napa. highs tomorrow, not much warmer than these. mid-50s. low 50s. and upper 40s. tomorrow cooler as the system moves in. the cold ones, do they bring a lot of rain? no. that is not bad, most of us will get quarter inch or so.
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half inch. it will beal cold around here. temperatures in the 40s. lower snow levels as well. dustings on peaks. when you look that model, this is the cold air thing, it is scattered, not the significant rain you need. where he will take it but this isn't the system we want. this is what you see in march, not february -- well, february too. cloudy, showers tomorrow in the north bay. 9:00 a.m. showers on the morning commute. when i come back, the morning commute and how the rest of the week goes because there is more rain. a small rock could be worth a lot of money. the search is on to find pieces of a meteor and wait till you hear how much a single gram could be worth and the change
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on a lake. within hours of the explosion friday people who live in the city were listing what they said were bits of meteorites. nike has no plans to use oscar pistorius in future advertising. he is due back in court tomorrow to answer charges that he killed his girlfriend. nike used oscar pistorius in past ads. an official confirmed to cnn that reeva steenkamp was shot four times through a bath room door at oscar pistorius' home. authorities are looking at a bat crowned in the home. -- found in the home. san jose will begin turning hundreds of street lights back on. in 2008 they shut off 900 lights to save money. officials said it was that or stop working on traffic signals and signs. last week they approved their
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budget report which includes turning some back on. they recommended the move to address safety concerns. >> 6:20 a.m. a lot of lights are out and i am there in the dark. so it was a concern. >> most of the lights that are being turned on will be on busier streets. hackers this morning dethroned burger king by taking over their twitter account. the hacker made it appears like burger king was bought by mcdonalds. their logo was changed to mcdonalds. this comes two weeks after traces of horse meat were found at a european burger supplier. why the blue angels may be grounded in san francisco fleet week this year and why some say
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that is bad for san francisco. >> the new market for breast milk and the concern how some are selling it to others.
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. complete bay area news coverage continues right now, this is ktvu channel 2 news 5:00 p.m. what would fleet week be without the blue angels? it depends what happens in washington, d.c. ktvu's rob roth tells us why the star attraction may be canceled. rob? >> reporter: frank, the blue angels' visit to san francisco right now is up in the air. >> reporter: you can usually hear them before you see them.
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some call the blue angels the greatest show above earth. >> great family outing for kids. >> reporter: the blue angels have been the star of fleet week but their wings may be getting clipped. the navy said if questeration hits -- sequestration hits, it would be budget cuts that would strike march 1 if congress doesn't reach an agreement. >> we would lose millions of dollars and a significant event for san francisco. >> reporter: fleet week is worth a lot of money and the blue angels are a big part of that. >> everybody wants to get on the boats and see the blue angels. there are thousands of boats out there so it would be dev sating.
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-- devastating. >> reporter: officials also say they hear complaints about the sonic boom noise of the blue angels. he says if the blue angels don't fly he won't miss them. >> flying over san francisco, it is dangerous. >> reporter: officials are saying bout the blue angels the the -- without the blue angels the event may be in jeopardy. >> reporter: reporting live in san francisco, rob roth, ktvu channel 2 news. the line at airport security check points could soon move more slowly. they could have to furlough tens of thousands of security officers, that means fewer agents. homeland security secretary janet napolitano said travelers within the united states could see the wait increase by as much as an hour.
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>> such delays, not only would cost thousands of missed passengers connections. >> homeland security secretary janet napolitano adds the wait for international travel could increase to 4 hours. for the second time in a week public safety officials will be taking twitter followers on a ride along. on friday the police chief hosted a virtual ride along. he took pictures and tweeted out what was happening. now the fire department is getting in on the action. they will host their own ride along tomorrow at 8:00 a.m. laura ling will appear at san jose california theater and discuss being held captain. she was released in august 2009 after spending 140 days in jail. they were arrested along the
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china-north korea boarder. they were pardon after bill clinton cured their release. -- secured their release. >> sources say an announcement could come this week, the terms of the deal aren't know but it is expected to be a stock for stock transition. office depot has 16,000 stores and office max has 900 stores. referred to as the gold standard of nutrition but as ktvu's maureen naylor shows us a warning that breast milk is not always best and our investigation into what experts call dangerous. >> reporter: her mother breast feeds her. >> every ounce counts.
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>> reporter: experts worry how they are getting it, buying it online from strangers. we went online and found women selling breast milk on craigslist. some providing photos. one woman advertised she had 2,000-ounces of breast milk. that is about 15 gallons of milk. >> here is the final product. >> reporter: she calls the practice casual sharing. >> we know casual sharing is proliferating. >> reporter: it is legal to buy and sell breast milk. one mother sited the requirements. according to her, it is risky. >> we find some moms came out positive for virus diseases like hiv and hematites b --
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hepatitis b and c. >> reporter: we went to the home of one mother who is a registered nurse. $20 got us 6 bottles. the same about would have cost us more at the milk bank. we packed them on dry ice and took them to a lab that discovered two types of back tearious. while the mother selling the milk said she didn't drink caffeine, tests found it present. that is why they test before selling it to the public. and parents need a prescription from their doctors. the milk is pasteurized to kill bacteria. she worked 20 years and is at the public health department. >> this is really alarming. >> reporter: this revealed a bacteria that could cause a disease that could harm a baby.
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she deems sharing raw breast milk dangerous. >> you are taking mother's milk from another person, you don't know anything about that person. >> reporter: breast is best but that may not always be the case. maureen naylor, ktvu channel 2 news. the first lady jokes about what inspired her new hair cut. also a popular magazine that has been around for 100 years files for bankruptcy again. >> president obama hits the links with tiger woods. why you won't see or hear much about this high profile event.
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readers digest filed for bankruptcy for the second time in four years. the parent company filed for chapter 11 in an effort to cut down on $465 million debt. they have been around for 91 years. but it is one of many falling on hard times as more and more people use their computers. he sells 20 copies of readers digest a month. >> most customers like to buy paper instead of online.
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we have a good customer and we are doing good. >> they filed for bankruptcy in 2009 and emerged a year later. this time they hope to emerge in four months. president obama will receive a high honor next month. israeli president shown here will award the president the presidential medal of distinction. he will be the first u.s. president to receive that award while still in office. the obama administration has been pushing pushing for a freeze of new israeli settlements. frustrated about the lack of access to golf. president obama spend the weekend playing golf with tiger woods but the press was shut out. cnn was able to capture images
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of the president playing part of two holes with tiger woods. you can see the image bouncing because it was a long distance shot. no word on how the president played. the first lady is talking about what inspired her hair cut. she revealed her hair cut before the anoggieration. she joked it -- inauguration. she joked it was a midlife crisis. >> driving that white tractor, why she and other drivers are happy with what happened at nascar. >> and right now i am getting reports of light sprinkles showing up. that is just the beginning. there is rain headed your way. i will give you a detailed time line, it will be wet, see you
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fire destroyed four house boats in new jersey. the fire began on one of the boats and strong winds carried the flames to the other three. no one was on board any of the boats. no reports of injuries. investigators are looking for the cause of the fire. right now danica patrick is one of the biggest names in racing and this weekend she took the poll position for the daytona 500. >> ken pritchett is live where he found several female racers
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but they drive something different than danica patrick. ken? >> reporter: it is quiet right here but it was noisy all day with drag racing on the schedule. drag racing is a different sport than nascar but as for danica patrick's accomplishment, the drivers were just as thrilled. >> reporter: three different cars. all three moving fast. all blanketing the crowd in smoke, all driven by women. >> it was 126 miles per hour. >> my dad got me interested in racing. great place to meet guys. >> i always had it in my blood. >> reporter: all three have been drag racing for 20 years. it is far different from nascar but they are thrilled with danica patrick and what she accomplished. >> i was so excited for her. that is huge. >> appreciate what she did for
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women in general. great accomplishment. >> reporter: danica patrick began the first woman to win the lead spot to start the daytona 500 after posting a lap at 196 miles per hour. >> that was very -- i was very proud to see she is a racer. she is a racer first and she qualified because she is a faster racer. >> reporter: nascar is the more popular sport but it lags behind drag racing in some respect. women have been racing for some time. >> we are getting better and better. >> reporter: they think danica patrick's accomplishments will put more women behind the wheel and it will perhaps draw more women to the behind the scenes, the pits, the mechanics on the cars which is right now dominated by men. ken pritchett, ktvu channel 2
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news. they reprimanded him for shoving a player. during the broadcast, mike montgomery gave allen crabbe a two handed push in the chest. minutes later mike montgomery put him back in the game and he said his action were unacceptable. fans seemed unphased. >> not like you will take an extreme example, throwing chairs across the floor, i don't think it is like that. >> cal was trailing at the time of the shove. but won the game in the end. new research backs up the belief that children act differently depending on what television programs they watch. a new study says parents may help improve behavior bay changing the -- by changing the
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channel. in spain hundreds of airline workers clashed with police in a protest over planned job cuts. >> the protesters work for the spanish airline, they are upset over management's plan to trim 4,000 jobs and cut pay for those not laid off. the strike is scheduled to last for five days and led to cancellation of 400 flights. some of the west coast most valuable commercial fisheries are seeing a come back. the first signs can be seen among ground fish fisherman. officials say conservation efforts appears to have helped the industry recover. in 2011 they reported the west coast ground fish fishery reeled in $54 million. the average for the previous
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five years was 38 million. air pollution might increase the risk of heart attacks. they looked at 8 years of data and compared that to the number of reported heart attacks. back smog can increase the chance of having a heart attack by 5%. let's talk about our weather now t is starting to look and feel like -- it is starting to look and feel like rain is on the way. >> showers are showing up. i sent out a blast on facebook to see who has rain. light sprinkles at ocean beach. activity around windsor, but that is it. showers are and where they aren't. that is the system coming in. look for the grown. there it is -- for the green. there it is. that is not the weather system.
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that is light sprinkles. we are getting reports of light, light sprinkles out there but widely scattered. tonight clouds come in, rain after midnight. showers, especially in the north bay. rain showers on the morning community, morning commute wet. rainy morning commute. as you go off, give yourself more time and think jackets and umbrellas. from the weekend, 70s, as we get into tuesday and wednesday, 50s and upper 40s. much cooler around here. cold weather systems don't bring a lot of rain. half inch of rain, that is the down side. 11:00 p.m. tonight, see what is happening, more sprinkles. and then early morning hours. you get something going on. wave slides through.
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light sprinkles. real activity shows up here at 8:00 a.m. your morning commute. 8:00 a.m., napa, coming in to san francisco, rain. later in the morning for the south bay. 10:00 a.m., right, across the peninsula, this is the heaviest activity, this is when you get your quarter inch of rain. enough, it is a rain, it is a bit. livermore valley 11:00 a.m., lunchtime. ask then things clear -- and then things clear out. highs tomorrow, check them out, chilly, 47 santa rosa. that is the day time high. 48 morgan hill. 48 gilroy. five-day forecast with your bay area weekend in view cold showers for tomorrow and unsettled for the rest of the week. i will come back at 6:00 p.m. and i will check to see who has showers out there. >> thank you. forget cetting your -- getting your college grades
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when you bundle tv and internet. rethink possible. los angeles auction house is offering four letters that mark david chapman wrote to the police officer who arrested him after he shot and killed john lennon. they went up for sale today for $75,000.
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in the letters from 1983 he asked the officer to help him locate the copy of catcher in the raw he was reading when he was reading. he was just denied parole last august. students have a new tool to help them decide on a college. the u.s. department of education unveiled a new college scorecard. it will help students and families compare schools according to size, location, cost, degree programs and other consideration. >> i didn't know to look for those things and i wish i had. >> the edgeidation department will up -- education department will update it. a dozen people have become sick with a dangerous new virus. it is called nco v. the
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potentially fatal virus was first identified in september of last year. systems include fever and cough. doctors say it appears it is not easily transmitted and it only showed up abroad. generating $85 billion in consumer spending every year according to a new report just out. recreation creates 732 jobs every year. coming up in 2 minutes, only on 2, more on the investigation into a $2 million conference in san francisco, being put on by the postal service at a time when they are losing billions. >> makers backs down, why experts say the controversy may
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